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Nutrition in Skin Health and Disease

Edited by Elizabeth J. Johnson, Julie A. Evans, Alexa B. Kimball

CRC Press – 2012 – 300 pages

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    Description

    This book presents a basic understanding of the anatomy and physiology of human skin, including the mechanisms on nutrient deposition into skin layers. It describes methodologies used in skin research and discusses the most recent tools available for science, clinical, and epidemiologic research. Organized by specific area of health or disease, the chapters cover anatomy and physiology; skin research methodology; nutrition and skin immunity; nutritional aspects of wound healing; skin aging; skin cancer; the role of vitamin D and sunlight in health and disease; retinoids and acne; and other diseases or conditions that have a nutritional component to their prevention or treatment.

    Contents

    Introduction

    Skin Anatomy and Physiology

    Skin Research Methodology

    Nutrition and Skin Immunity

    Nutritional Aspects of Wound Healing

    Skin Aging

    Skin Cancer

    The Role of Vitamin D and Sunlight in Health and Disease

    Retinoids and Acne

    Other Diseases

    Conclusion

    Author Bio

    Elizabeth J. Johnson is a Research Scientist and an Assistant Professor at Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center, School of Nutrition, Tufts University Boston, Massachusetts.

    Julie A. Evans is a PhD Candidate in Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center.

    Alexa Kimball is Vice Chair of the Department of Dermatology and Director of the Clinical Unit for Research Trials in Skin at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

    Related Subjects

    1. Dermatology
    2. Nutrition

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